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Arraignments
Once you receive your citation from an officer, you have until the date on the bottom of the citation to appear in Court. 

Arraignments are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:00 A.M. in the Laramie Municipal Courtroom in Laramie City Hall 406 E. Ivinson St, Laramie, WY.

  • To receive an extension of your court date for up to one week for good cause please contact the Court office.  For extensions longer than one week you must make a written request or appear before the Municipal Judge.

  • If your citation is marked "May forfeit bond in lieu of appearance" you have may proceed in one of two ways:
    • You may pay the fine amount indicated at the bottom of the citation.
    •  You may appear before the Municipal Judge to contest the citation.
  • Am I pleading guilty by paying the fine instead of going to court?
    • Yes, by paying instead of coming to court you are pleading guilty to the charges indicated on your citation just as if you had appeared on your court date and provided a signature and payment in person. In addition to your acknowledging your guilt and willingness to pay the fine you are also agreeing to the notation of the violation on your driver's record, and any applicable points will be assessed against your driver's license. 

  • If you are charged with Driving While Under the Influence, Driving While License Cancelled or Suspended or Failure to Maintain Insurance and you enter a plea of "not guilty" at your arraignment, your case will be set for a Scheduling Conference approximately one month in the future. At your scheduling conference you may request a Jury Trial or Bench Trial.

  • If you are charged with any other offense and enter a plea of "not guilty", your case will be set for a Bench Trial approximately one month in the future. 

  • If you enter a plea of "guilty" or "no contest" you may be sentenced at that time or your case may be set for a Sentencing and Restitution Hearing in the future to allow the Court time to gather necessary information and determine if there are damages that need to be repaid. 









City Hall: 406 Ivinson St.   |   Laramie, WY 82070   |   Ph: (307) 721-5200   |   Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm